Becker: 'I would probably have had a chance against Roger Federer on grass'


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Becker: 'I would probably have had a chance against Roger Federer on grass'

How would the six-time Major winner Boris Becker do against today's players if they could face each other? The German commented: "Against Rafael Nadal on grass, I would win. I would lose to Roger Federer on hard, but on grass I would probably have a chance.

Technology changed. I think at my time the competition was bigger. At my time there were 10, 15 players, now there are three." Is tennis more physical now? "I do not think so. Stefan Edberg or Patrick Rafter were very physical."

Asked if he has a favorite player, Becker replied: "Yeah, Roger Federer, if he plays well. That's good for your eyes! I also like RafaelNadal who beats everyone on clay and Novak Djokovic who has a strong self belief."

On the similarities between tennis and poker, Becker, who was a PokerStars Ambassador, said: "You need to have the right touch. I am no longer a 17-year-old but I still like a lot playing poker. It's a hobby. I like playing it in America, England and in Monte Carlo. Older and younger guys like playing poker."